Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will meet your guide and transfer to your hotel in Arusha and the rest of the day is at leisure, you can relax and enjoy the African atmosphere. Your personal and experienced Simba Adventures guide not only knows a lot about the Tanzanian culture, but can also tell you a lot about the beautiful national parks and sights of the country. So don’t be afraid to ask your guide questions – he will be happy to answer them all.
Overnight at Tulia Boutique Hotel or similar
Day 2: Arusha National Park
After breakfast your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Arusha National Park, where your safari starts. This charming park has a rich diversity of landscapes and wildlife. From lakes, waterfalls and swamps to volcanos, mountains and tropical rainforest. They attract many beautiful birds including silvery-cheeked hornbill and thousands of pink-hued flamingos. This park is also the only place in northern Tanzania where you can easily spot the black-and-white colobus monkey.
One of the popular safari activities in this national park is a canoe or walking safari with an armed ranger. A great chance to enjoy wildlife up close from a different perspective than sitting in a safari vehicle. Later return to Arusha city for overnight.
Overnight at Tulia Boutique Hotel or similar
Day 3: Arusha – Tarangire
Today you depart after breakfast to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive. Since this is one of the less known parks in Tanzania, it still has an authentic safari atmosphere. The hilly landscape scattered with grand Baobab trees against the blue sky is breathtaking. Witness the world’s largest concentration of elephants. Herds of up to 300 elephants can be seen around the Tarangire River, drinking or enjoying a mud bath. Apart from elephants, Tarangire is a paradise for bird lovers. In the area around these swamps you can also see lions, leopards, cheetahs and even tree-climbing pythons.
Overnight at Tarangire Simba Lodge or similar
Day 4 & 5: Tarangire – Serengeti
Today you continue your safari in the Serengeti national park. Its stunning landscape can be seen in some of the most impressive nature documentaries. The endless plains and abundance of wildlife are unsurpassed. The annual wildebeest migration with more than a million wildebeest is probably the highlight of the Serengeti. It is a true spectacle and impressive to watch millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles thunder across the endless plains of the Serengeti. Together with your private guide you will be looking for the herds across the plains. Apart from the migratory animals you will also get to see lots of other animals, like lions, cheetahs, leopards, and many more. Expect to be impressed by the natural beauty of Africa’s most famous park.
If you like to watch wildlife from another perspective, we recommend you to go on a balloon safari. It is an amazing experience to drift silently above the plains with herds of wildlife.
Overnight at Zawadi Serengeti Camp
Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
Early morning you drive from Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The road leads you over the Great Rift Valley, through the crater forest, to the striking Ngorongoro Crater. This collapsed volcano is the main feature of the area and creates a unique ecosystem with a wide variety of vegetation. Enjoy the beautiful colours of the landscapes and the diversity of animals. The crater is home to the highest concentration wildlife in Africa and is choked with elephants, lions, buffaloes, hippos and even the rare black rhino. This is one of the best places to spot all of the Big Five. The views from the crater rim over the crater floor are incredible. Because of its natural beauty the Ngorongoro Crater is chosen as one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders.
Overnight at Karatu Simba Lodge or similar
Day 7: Ngorongoro – Zanzibar
After breakfast transfer your driver will transfers you to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight to Zanzibar.
Upon arrival you will be met and transfer to beach hotel.
Day 8 -12: Zanzibar
Unwind and enjoy laid-back beach life on the tropical Zanzibar Island. Miles and miles of white sandy beaches dotted with palm trees, surrounded by the clear azure water of the Indian Ocean. These days are at leisure with no activities planned. You can explore the amazing coral reefs and swim among tropical reef fish. The beautiful beaches offer plenty of opportunities for surfers, snorkelers, divers and sunbathers.
Overnight at Fun Beach Hotel or similar
Day 13: Zanzibar Departure
Today will be at leisure to relax or explore, depending on your flight. Your driver transfers you to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight and on day 13 you will arrive back home.
Pickup Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to the lodge
Transfer from the Lodge to Kilimanjaro Airport
Full board accommodations while on safari
Bed & breakfast hotel in Zanzibar
One way flight ticket to Zanzibar
Game drives through the National Parks
Luxurious private 4×4 Safari Jeep with pop-up roof and big windows
English speaking private driver guide during the whole safari